Here’s something you probably don’t know – once-upon-a-time I was a stand up comic. That’s why I was so intrigued when I got a call from the Daily Show asking for an interview on … opioid abuse.
Well, the interview happened yesterday (the "correspondent" was the charming Michael Che) and it’s still a mystery to me where the humor is in this topic. So why did I choose to participate? (1) It’s a widely watched program that acts as the main source of news for a lot of people. Sad, but true. And (2) The segment will air with or without my comments. I’d rather have the opportunity to offer some truth even in the face of … comedy?
Or in the words of Molière, The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.The segment will run either just before or just after Labor Day. Stand by for more details.
PS/ Whatever the outcome, I will certainly not be as bad as Kathleen Sebelius!